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- Business Litigation
- Corporate and Fiduciary Litigation
- Corporate Governance Counseling
|Mailing Address||P.O. Box 2306, Wilmington, DE, 19899-2306|
|University ||Yale University, B.A., 1993|
|Law School||Emory University School of Law, J.D., with Distinction, 1996|
|Admitted||1996, Delaware; United States District Court for the District of Delaware; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
Peter B. Ladig has extensive experience in the Delaware Court of Chancery, as well as in all other State and Federal Courts in Delaware. He has been involved in over 50 published court decisions.
He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate governance and commercial litigation, stockholder litigation, fiduciary duties, partnership and limited liability company disputes, and class action and derivative litigation. Pete represents both stockholders and directors in corporate litigation in the Court of Chancery in a wide range of matters, including advancement of legal fees and expenses, reviews of elections of directors, requests to inspect books and records, and claims for breaches of fiduciary duties. He also represents corporations and other entities in commercial disputes involving breach of contract claims and claims arising under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.
Pete was recognized by Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the years 2008-2009 and 2011-2013 as one of the leading Chancery Court practitioners in Delaware. In Chambers USA 2012, Pete was described as someone who "knows the courts, has a good sense of the law and has a good sense of strategy - I feel I can rely on him for everything related to a Delaware lawsuit." Chambers USA 2013 reported, Pete's '"legal analysis is excellent, his knowledge of Delaware law is brilliant,' and he is also a 'very personable guy.' He is 'just about everything that you would want with a co-counsel,'" say interviewees.
Pete has authored several articles pertaining to corporate and commercial litigation in Delaware. He also frequently speaks before groups of professionals regarding Delaware laws affecting LLCs and other business entities.
Corporate control disputes
Breach of fiduciary duty claims
Actions seeking advancement and indemnification
Shareholder rights disputes
Breach of contract claims
Actions brought by directors, officers, stockholders and creditors
Delaware State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court
Court of Chancery Rules Committee
Best Lawyers®, 2013, 2014
Chambers 2013, Recognized for work in the Delaware Court of Chancery, 2008-2009, 2011-2013
Delaware Super Lawyers®, 2013
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Rule 5.1 Gets Its First Major Test
Peter B. Ladig, December 13, 2013
When the Delaware Court of Chancery adopted Rule 5.1 in late 2012, the court took great pains to inform the public that Rule 5.1 represented a significant departure from the practices under former Rule 5(g). Notwithstanding this admonition from the court, until the court issued opinions addressing...
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